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Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness

The Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness in King County provides a blueprint for how the region will work together to confront the issues that cause homelessness, and create housing and supportive services needed to end homelessness. The City of Seattle is a leader and one of three major funders of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County and the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness, along with King County and United Way of King County.

The Ten-Year Plan emerged as an idea in 2004, when a broad-based coalition of more than 30 leaders representing United Way of King County, businesses, faith-based communities, housing and human services organizations, homeless people and governments, came together to confront this serious issue. The plan, completed in the spring of 2005, seeks to end homelessness, not just help people live in homelessness. In addition to the more than 18 municipalities who have endorsed the Ten-Year Plan, more than 140 organizations and churches operate housing and service programs aligned with the strategies of the Ten-Year Plan, or have otherwise endorsed the plan.

The plan provides a clear vision and action steps to improve the broad spectrum of services for homeless individuals and families. The goals of the plan promote long-term and sustainable solutions to homelessness including alignment of funding, programs and services among the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

The Seattle Human Services Department and Seattle Office of Housing are the primary City departments funding programs to end homelessness.

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For more information about the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness, call the Committee to End Homelessness at 206-263-9085 or e-mail cehkc@kingcounty.gov.

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

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